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Old 13th December 2007, 13:31   #16
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Alternatively,
Delhi (NH8)-Jaipur-Ajmer-Beawar-Jodhpur-Pokhran-Jaisalmer
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Old 13th December 2007, 13:38   #17
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thanks HV, is this the best route according to you?
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Old 13th December 2007, 13:46   #18
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boss boss boss boss.

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closest to delhi is pushkar. you are a month late-warna pushkar is god levle experience

For sand dunes, why even jaisalmer - its 900km or so (recall route of train).

Another place that seems doable- rest google karna, is bikaner, 440km.
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Bikaner looks like a better option, since the plan is to see sand dunes and a few old forts
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Old 14th December 2007, 20:31   #20
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I have recently been to Rajasthan and saw Sand Dunes at SAM 40KM away from Jaisalmer. Road is in good condition.

SAM is the last entry point for visitors. For going further you will need permission from BSF. You will find many camels there in the afternoon/evening time to take camel rides on the dunes. Gnerally they charge around 500 - 650 per ride to the dune. The dune is just 2KM from SAM's car parking lot.

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Hai,

We went to Jaisalmir in 2005 (wil dig out logs, info on the hotels etc, a place called Sahel Palace, cater mainly to Firangi crowd, recommended highly in lonely planet) for a 4 day out from A'bad.

It was a blast, we wanted to stay away from SAM, EVERYONE goes there and the entry points near the dunes are dirtied up. Took another direction, went on a camel and stayed out for one night in the open Desert. You have a great fort too right opp Sahel to wet your fort-appetite.

These guys also arrange deep, really deep stay into the desert you'd get duned to the gills.

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Old 14th December 2007, 22:07   #22
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Looks like jaisalmer is too far away. Most people tell me it will take atleast 16 hours in the indica, so looks like if we go, its going to be Bikaner. Hopefully there will be some dunes there.
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I'm told the route through Rohtak NH-15(i think) is also very good till Bikaner.
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OOO rajasthan my favourite state.

Baba, you will not find dunes in Bikaner. In outer Bikaner you will find bush and shrubs and cactus infested flat land. No dunes.
The Great Thar is your only option. Jaisalmer is a wonderful place to stay. Stay away from Sam Sand dunes, not much to speak of and full of white tourists. There is another place ahead of Jaisalmer. I know it well. I almost died there.

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I will phone you.
Legendary words those are.
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I'm told the route through Rohtak NH-15(i think) is also very good till Bikaner.
ya heard about it sometime,will ask someone in rohtak about same though and will let u know

From Delhi it is 510 km via Rohtak ,Hissar, Sadulpur and Ratangarh, another good highway
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Hai,

In case you decide on Jaisalmit, here are the details:

The Trip Log:
http://www.arkzsol.com/TRIP LOG JAISALMER.1.htm

The hotel Shahi Palace,
Shahi Palace - Hotels in Jaisalmer , Camel Safari , Desert Camp

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PH: 02992 255920, M: 9414365495

Again this is a small cubby hole kind of place, Firangis love this place, gives personalized service and also tailor made desert tours. For the tours, you need to bargain hard, starts from Rs.750/- per night per person to 2000/-. You leave your vehicle at ther place in Jaisalmir and they take you deep into the desert, then on Camels for a nights out. They can really take you very very deep into the desert, we did that, went away and in a tangent to the Sam, Pak border was hardly 18 kms from where we stayed out.

Happy Driving,

The linky to TBHP account with photo links:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...trip-logs.html (Ahmedabad-jaisalmer-ahmedabad- Trip Logs)

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Umm tsk, how about picking up a lonely planet, and calling the bikaner hotels listed for a good idea of dune availability?
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This is the best route Tanveer with excellant roads. I normally do Jodhpur in 10 hrs starting out at 6 in the morn. I'm told it is another 3-4 hrs to Jaiselmer. My wife has done that section, not I.

She stayed at the RTDC hotel called Moomal and said that it was real good with real good food.

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thanks HV, is this the best route according to you?
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Thanks GD. I'll give you a call sometime.
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